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Young Children’s Center for the Arts

YCCA, located in Philadelphia, is a creative arts & daycare center for preschool children.

Young Children’s Center for the Arts, Inc. is a nonprofit, licensed, nonsectarian childcare facility that has served the needs of more than 5,000 people in our Philadelphia community since 1987. Our diverse population represents children from every neighborhood throughout Philadelphia and its surrounding suburbs.


2021-2022 School Calendar

2022-2023 School Calendar

We are currently in the process of scheduling new Kreative Kids music classes. All of the children enrolled in the Kreative Kids music classes or lessons get first priority for YCCA or YCCAon2 enrollment.  If you are interested in signing up for classes, please email YCCA@icloud.com. For more information, please visit the Kreative Kids website.


  • Enrich the lives of children from twelve months through kindergarten through participation in the creative and fine arts. We accomplish this by:
  • Providing a structured creative arts curriculum within an enhanced daycare environment.
  • Children’s motor, language, emotional and cognitive skills are developed through music, art and movement.
    Each time ideas are presented through a different art form, learning becomes reinforced, and children’s expressive abilities are enhanced.

Young Children’s Center for the Arts is one of the few preschool programs in our area that not only accepts, but embraces, children with pervasive developmental disabilities in an inclusion program.

YCCA offers both full-time and part-time preschool programs.

YCCA and YCCAon2 follow the PA Department of Human Services regulations.



2022-2023 School Year

We are now accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year.  If you would like to apply, please click here. Please read the instructions at the top of the application and we will be in touch soon!  Enrollment inquiries? Email us today at ycca.enrollment@icloud.com


2022 Summer Camp

Summer camp at YCCA and YCCAon2 will take place from July 6th-August 26th.  We accept children from 12 months-5 years old.  Our program consists of outside play in our sprinklers, music therapy, art and movement.  If you are interested in applying, please email YCCA@icloud.com to see if we have availability for your child.


“YCCA” is a nonsectarian preschool and daycare center, housed on the property of historic Old Swedes Church at Water & Christian streets and 1714 South 2nd street “YCCAon2.”